§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has any record of the number of bags of mails sent from this country across France and Italy, from Calais to Brindisi, and of the number of bags of mails received in this country by the Calais-Brindisi route in the year 1880; and whether he has any record of the number of bags of 1832 mails so sent from and received in this country in the year 1890; and, if not, whether he will apply to the Railway Companies for information on the subject?
§ MR. RAIKES
According to the records of my Department, the number of bags of mails of the description referred to in the hon. Member's question was as follows:—Mails despatched—1880, 23,567; 1890, 45,725. Mails received—1880, 8,722; 1890, 18,431.